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Malfunction at Viroqua's wastewater treatment facility results in spill

February 21, 2019 - 2:45pm
of it was retained on the asphalt surface by large snow piles. This snow and liquid was removed from the asphalt area and returned to the

UPDATE: Cause of refinery explosion under investigation; one still hospitalized

February 11, 2019 - 11:42am
said the refinery works through local first responders to ensure the safety of their residents. In fact, many police and fire departments

What we know and don't know about Delaware City Refinery fire

February 4, 2019 - 10:51am
of recent environmental releases. • The fire also caused the release of an unknown amount of sulfur dioxide into the air. Hydrogen sulfide

UPDATE: Cleaning process underway near LUS North Water Plant after Sunday night chemical spill

February 4, 2019 - 10:15am
- Right now evacuations are in effect for a portion of Lafayette, following a chemical spill that happened overnight. The evacuation area is

Foul odor from Marathon oil refinery in Detroit remains under investigation

February 4, 2019 - 9:47am
We will continue to conduct air monitoring on a constant basis in nearby communities as a precaution, and are making our air-monitoring data

Fire destroys building in Fort Edward

February 4, 2019 - 5:31am
that the business' main fuel tanks behind the building were involved in the fire. Multiple vehicles were destroyed as well. Firefighters

Drone video captures massive oil tank explosion in Liberty County

January 30, 2019 - 1:42pm
gas fumes. A man whose family owns a small independent oil company said they faced a devastating loss when their small cluster of oil tanks

Loud noise heard, fire spotted at Consumers Energy facility, no injuries - Story | WJBK

January 30, 2019 - 11:51am
and subsequent fire in Macomb County Wednesday morning was natural gas compressor equipment, according to Consumers Energy. A little before

Two workers hurt in Sipi Metals furnace explosion

January 30, 2019 - 1:21am
to some chemical," said Dep. Dist. Chief John Giordano at the scene. "It could have been something they were processing." The injured

Hydrofluoric Acid Leak at CA Refinery

January 29, 2019 - 5:41pm
Any leak is a bad leak when it comes to a refinery and while it may not seem like a long time, there was an acid leak that lasted four


January 29, 2019 - 3:23pm
A shelter-in-place order was issued for residents near the site. Shelter-in-place is the instruction given in an emergency where hazardous

Fire at Start Line Brewing Company in Hopkinton

January 29, 2019 - 2:57pm
, which housed the natural gas forced-air heater, smoke spread throughout the building, Slaman said. No one was injured. The Hopkinton

Ammonia leak forces evacuation of Wayne Farms in Laurel

January 28, 2019 - 1:15am
facility to check out workers who may have been exposed to the hazardous gas. According to Sheffield, Wayne Farms followed proper safety

Crews clean up leak from 1,000 gallon propane tank in Essex

January 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
large propane spill is all cleaned up on Sunday morning. Guilford firefighters said they helped Essex crews clean up a 1,000 gallon propane

Minor, 4-minute hydrofluoric acid leak reported at Torrance Refining Co.

January 26, 2019 - 4:51pm
to have caused the four-minute leak were completed.” Officials said refinery personnel mitigated the spread of the acid during repairs, and

Electrical malfunction cause of industrial fire at Conroe plant that injured 2 workers

January 25, 2019 - 2:47pm
the fire was quickly contained and there were no reported hazardous releases and no evacuations needed. According to the Aegion Coating

Dust explosion leads to evacuation of P.C. Campana in Lorain

December 20, 2018 - 9:32am
— The P.C. Campana Alloy Cored Wire facility was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a dust explosion. Lorain fire Capt. Frank Griffith said

Man injured in energy facility explosion dies

December 20, 2018 - 9:05am
Fisher, of Salem, West Virginia, died Tuesday at a hospital burn unit. Fisher was one of four injured in the explosion and subsequent fire

Explosion at Aerospace Plant Injures Worker

December 19, 2018 - 10:19am
. One person who was injured was airlifted to a hospital. In 2016, an explosion at the Esterline plant seriously injured two people.

Chlorine gas leak repaired at water facility near Lake Crescent

December 18, 2018 - 5:40am
No. 2 responded to a chlorine gas leak at a Crescent Water Association facility near Lake Crescent. No injuries or exposures were reported